Beyond the Chops Pack 4

American Idol drummer and gospel/R&B/pop sensation Aaron Spears performs and discusses some funky, swinging contemporary R&B/gospel/hip-hop groove concepts.

Multifaceted drummer Aaron Spears here presents more lessons in different styles. This pack focuses of contemporary R&B and hip-hop. Aaron demonstrates two slow grooves in a contemporary R&B context (using two different time signatures). Next is a New Jack Swing groove, followed by an R&B/hip-hop-type bounce beat.

Here are the lessons that appear in this pack:

  1. Slow Groove in 12/8
  2. Slow Groove in 3
  3. New Jack Swing/Shuffle Idea
  4. Bounce Beat




  • Aaron Spears


  • Drums


  • Funk
  • Fusion
  • Gospel
  • R&B
  • Rock

Skill Level

  • Advanced
  • Intermediate
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